Noses and knowledge
Laramidia was thought to be home to two distinct communities of dinosaurs -- one in the north (an area that includes present-day Alberta, Canada, and Montana) and the south (New Mexico, Texas, Utah). And the discovery of Nasutoceratops titusi supports that theory. Scientists are now left to figure out how a land mass as small as Australia could support so many large dinosaurs.
So far, most of the Laramidian dino discoveries have happened in the north, but Nasutoceratops titusi is one of more than a dozen unearthings that have occurred in the south over the last decade or so. According to the Natural History Museum of Utah, the new discoveries are helping researchers puzzle out the mystery of Laramidia's crowds of dinosaurs.
They'e also giving us more and more strange creatures to marvel at -- impressive proboscises and all.
July 17, 2013 2:24 PM PDT
Photo by: Sammantha Zimmerman/Natural History Museum of Utah
| Caption by: Edward Moyer
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